Monday, May 12, 2008

Heart Murmur

A few months ago Tassie got sick and was throwing up and had diarrhea, so I took her to the vet and they gave her some medication and all was well. Except when he listened to her heart he said it sounded like she had a heart murmur, but it could just be dehydration. Anyways, today she had to go back for some regular shots and they listened again and it's still there. So now she has to get an ultrasound so they can see if there is anything really wrong with her - sheesh! Of course it's not cheap but we definitely are willing to pay for it. He said that chances are she'll be okay and might just need some sort of medication for the rest of her life. Hopefully it's not the other scenario which would be something very wrong with her heart that could shorten her life a lot. She doesn't seem to have any trouble sprinting around the backyard or running with us, so I'm hoping it's just one of those things. I know people who have heart murmurs and it's not a big deal.

So woops, I had a bad nights sleep last night and ended up sleeping through morning swim practice. I got in a pretty good lifting session at work during lunch, though. I added some weight to some of the stations, but won't tell you all how much it was because it would make you laugh. I can't help it I have skinny, T-Rex like arms. I will tell you that when I got back to my desk and tried to write something down I could barely read my own chicken scratch because my hand was shaking so badly. Tomorrow I'm getting my butt out of bed so I can go water-running! Yay! That will be lots of fun! Just kidding, but I do have a waterproof MP3 player that will help pass the time (thanks Heather). And Marty is supposed to get up with me so I can always watch his loping, powerful swim stroke, which I do love. I wish I could make swimming look as easy as he does.

2 comments:

Beth said...

I hope Tassie is okay!! Like you said, lots of people/animals have heart murmurs that don't really affect their lives at all so that is probably the case for your girl! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Oh - I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Tassie! The thought of her tearing around the house and yard makes me smile...

Great idea - waterproof mp3 player! I BET that would make a difference in the water! Where did you get it? I'm going to look it up and see what I can do.

When I "run" later today, I'll think of you and send you as many healing vibes as I can!